Shonda Rhimes

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  • Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 01/13/1970, Capricorn
  • Profession: Executive producer; writer
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Question: Just when I thought The Good Wife couldn't top Season 5, Season 6 is off to a humdinger of a start! I certainly didn't see Cary's arrest coming, and I can't wait to find out what they have in store for us next. Matt Czuchry is terrific, and I'm thrilled he's getting this opportunity for a meaty storyline. As opposed to a show such as The Vampire Diaries, which tore through so much plot I stopped caring (no one stays dead, so where are the stakes?), The Good Wife earns its twists and turns, and only gets better with each game-changer. I've thoroughly enjoyed it from the get-go, but in the last year, it has vaulted to the top of my can't-miss shows. As we all know, many programs decline after the first few seasons and limp to the finish line. NCIS became a big hit a few years into its run, but I'm not sure it grew creatively. (That's not a slight — I don't watch it, so I genuinely don't know.) I can't think of another show that has risen to such glorious new artistic heights in Season 5 and onward the way The Good Wife has. Can you? — Keira

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Postmortem: How to Get Away with Murder Boss Answers Our Burning Questions

[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers about the series premiere of How to Get Away with Murder. Read at your own risk.]

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Credits

Year Title Description
2014 Thank God It's Thursday on ABC TV Show Series, Host
2014 How to Get Away with Murder TV Show Series, Executive Producer
2012 Scandal TV Show Series, Executive Producer
2012 Scandal TV Show Series, Creator
2011 Off the Map TV Show Series, Executive Producer

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New Season Review: Going Along With Murder

If Grey's Anatomy is an oversexed St. Elsewhere, and Scandal a frenzied object lesson on how to put the woo-woo in The West Wing, then the latest Shondaland extravaganza, ABC's juicy legal melodrama How To Get Away With Murder (10/9c), is The Paper Chase on steroids. This instantly addictive thriller appears to have been written on... read more

Liv's Return, an "Idealistic" Fitz and 5 More Teases About Scandal Season 4

Where in the world is Olivia Pope lounging on the beach? Last we saw our favorite fixer on Scandal, she had extricated herself and Jake (Scott Foley) from Shondaland's messy D.C. world following the death of Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) and Mellie's (Bellamy Young) son Jerry. Little does anyone know, it was Rowan (Joe Morton) — not Mama Pope (Khandi Alexander) — who was behind Jerry's death, so that Fitz could win re-election and re-appoint Rowan to the B613 Command post. Harrison (Columbus Short) discovered the truth, but paid with his life.

Fall TV: Scoop on your favorite returning shows

So when is Olivia (Kerry Washington) coming back? Will she return at all? What happened to the Gladiators? And how long will they all be pawns in Rowan's game before someone realizes what's going on?

 Here are seven teases for Season 4:
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Where Grey's Anatomy Left Off, and What's Ahead in Season 11 (Hint: Lots of Drama, Natch)

Grey's Anatomy kicks off its 11th season — in a new time slot! — on Thursday, so what's in store for the docs at Grey Sloan Memorial?

Answer: Plenty of drama — both at home and at work. Would you expect anything less?! We know that Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) and Derek (Patrick Dempsey) will deal with their fair share of ups and downs as he mulls a move to Washington, D.C., and that Callie (Sara Ramirez) and Arizona (Jessica Capshaw) may find themselves on the rocks again as they deal with trying to have a baby through a surrogate.

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Ask Matt: Shondaland Thursday, Madam Secretary vs. Race, Superheroes, Outlander and More

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Question: I'm wondering what you think about the scheduling of ABC's Thursday night programming. I don't even KNOW if there's a Family Hour any more, but it seems to me that Scandal is pretty heavy on the sex and violence and may not work so well at the 8 pm (Central) hour. Do you see ABC getting complaints about it and possibly switching Scandal and How To Get Away With Murder? — Jan

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Returning Favorites: Inside Scandal's Shocking New Season

On a Wednesday afternoon in late August, Kerry Washington's shih tzu-Yorkie mix, Josie, is napping contentedly on a Hollywood soundstage sofa as her Emmy-nominated owner gets back to the business of being scandalous. Clad in her character Olivia Pope's trademark Armani, Washington is...well, we can't tell you what she's doing, who she's doing it with, or even where they're doing it. If we did, Scandal creator and executive producer Shonda Rhimes would unleash the show's figurative guard dogs, the fearsome spies of B613, on us.

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